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Bracket

About The Tournament

Format

The format of the tournament is a single-elimination tournament of the top 10 teams in the Conference. The tournament champion shall be the SEC representative to the NCAA championship. The following point system will be implemented to determine regular season standings and seeding for the tournament: a win counts as three points, a tie as one and a loss as zero points. If a game is canceled, neither team will receive a point and the standings will be determined by average points per game. The two teams in each division with the highest number of points will be the divisional champions. The tournament shall be played in a Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Sunday format with Thursday and Saturday designated as days off (practice days).

Game links and more can be found on our Soccer Championship page

Seeding

The tournament will be seeded 1-10 regardless of division based on the point system implemented to determine regular season standings. If teams are tied, the following procedures, in order as follows, will be used to break the tie:


Two Team Tie

A. Head-to-head competition between the tied teams.

B. Points earned versus common opponents.

C. Goal differential versus common opponents.

D. Goals scored versus common opponents.

E. Won-Lost record of the two teams versus highest seeded common opponent and proceeding through the No. 14 seed, if necessary.

F. Goal differential versus highest seeded common opponent and proceeding through the No. 14 seed, if necessary.

G. Goals scored versus highest seeded common opponent and proceeding through the No. 14 seed, if necessary.

H. Coin flip by the Commissioner.


Three Team Tie or More

A. If all teams have played one another, then most points earned in those matches only.

B. If all teams have not played, but one team has defeated all teams in the tie break, then that team breaks the tie and shall be placed highest. Remaining teams will continue with the tie break procedure.

C. If all teams have not played one another and a team does not have all wins over the tied teams, then use Subsection B in the two-team tie break procedures and continue through the two team tie-break procedures until ties between all teams are broken (except Subsection H will read “if three or more teams are still tied, the Commissioner will conduct a draw).